Mania, depression and auditory hallucinations are symptomatic of bipolar disorder. Sleep hygiene, exercise & the WRAP approach are of utmost importance to keep an individual balanced
Cardiovascular disease refers to conditions that involve blocked arteries and blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, angina or stroke. The natural heart rhythm may be offset and the muscles of the heart are strained which leads to a number of complications. Reducing smoking and alcohol along
Diabetes is a metabolic disease which results from elevated blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger. Long term side effects of this metabolic disease can have a huge impact on the heart and can cause CVD
This drug is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common risks include the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. It can also add to worsened depression and a change in behaviour. Regular checks of blood pressure and ECGs ar
SIDE EFFECTS Very common: postural hypotension, akathisia (restlessness) Common: movement disorders, raised prolactin, sleepiness, weight gain, constipation, blurred vision On this injection, Mary is experienced weight gain, unnatural heart ache in the morning, flu like symptoms, pain in her left
Mary has also met alot of individuals being prescribed librium. Although it may be beneficial to alcohol withdrawal it is known to treat anxiety. Mary is highly against tablets to treat anxiety and knows well that the WRAP approach is much more beneficial as the marketing of lots of drugs is simply
Lithium is the most widely studied drug used to treat mania. Mary has met alot of individuals taking lithium to taper off other pharmaceutical and street drugs. Although it is supposed to prevent suicide, she sees alot of people depressed on this drug as it is similar to the AAP (anti-psychotics) wh
We all know the "meh" people of the world: The ones who complain about everything, never see the good in anything, and think that sharing any sort of happiness will "jinx" whatever it is they secretly want (just not enough to infuse it with the joy and gratitude it deserves).